FW: [SERMLIST] Dar al Islam
- I attended this program in 1998 and really learned a lot. If anyone wants to know more about it, let me know. I also wrote a short review for SACC Notes. -- Dianne
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>UNDERSTANDING AND TEACHING ABOUT ISLAM
>A free residential two-week long institute for educators
>July 5 through July 16, 2006
>Dar al Islam is pleased to offer a residential, two-week Institute this
>summer. The program covers the faith, civilization, and world-view of Islam
>through a study of primary texts and classical and later interpretations.
>The Institute's major goal is to offer educators an opportunity to see how
>Islam works in the daily life of Muslims and to better understand the basic
>tenets this fast growing faith in the Untied States and the world.
>The Institute is held at Dar al Islam's Abiquiu program site in the
>beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico. Participants and faculty are
>housed in the outstanding Mosque-School complex designed by the world
>architect, Hassan Fathy. The setting and arrangements provide ample
>opportunities for frequent interaction among the participants, faculty and
>staff. From the mesa one may view sunsets and meteor showers simply by
>walking outside. Be advised that the accommodations, while beautiful, are
>rustic. Bring your open mind and spirit of adventure.
>Costs and Expenses:
>There are no fees for attending. Participants pay for their travel
>expenses. The Institute provides instructional fees, books and
>supplementary teaching materials, on-site room and board, and
>transportation to and from the Albuquerque
> Application Procedure
>Note: There are no "application forms." Please send the following
>By the deadline of April 3, 2006, each application must provide:
>(1) a brief description (200 words) of your teaching responsibilities
>including the coming academic year, together with a description of your
>(2) a resume (limited to 2 pages please)
>(3) two letters of reference, one of which must be from the head of your
>institution or your supervisor
>(4) a one page statement of personal and professional reasons to attend
>All applications and supporting materials are to be sent in hard copy form
>(not fax or e-mail attachment) to: Karima
>Diane Alavi, Director, Dar al Islam Teachers' Institutes
>PO Box 180
>Abiquiu, New Mexico 87510 - 0180
>(505) 685-4515 x 24 / kdalavi@...
>Applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 14, 2006. Dar al Islam
>programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
>sex, special needs or age.
>For further information on the site, the Teachers' Institutes, and other
>Dar al Islam programs, please visit our web site at www.daralislam.org
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